May 17, 2018 Subject:
Older than you think
This was created no later than 1995 and sold at places like DragonCon. The original medium for all the source videos and the final master was in fact VHS, and the 'strobe effects' and grainy video quality are no more than artifacts of well-worn VHS tape and low TV resolution at the time. They were not added after the fact.
The author used a Video Toaster to sync the music and video, which is why it appears to be in sync with the music. It is! The original fights do not fully sync up with any beat.
For its era, and when the tape was new, it was an amazing production.
May 21, 2017 Subject:
"Aural and visual assault" is right. Great fight scenes, though.
The strobe effect in the beginning does not last very long, which is good- it's guaranteed to trigger and epileptic attack or migraine, the latter even more so when paired with one-dimensional angry techno music. Amazing fight scenes, of course- it's Jackie Chan! Also, the first scenes are from "Dragons Forever", so we also get to see Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao do their stuff, too. I've seen this done much better and without the crappy music. Five stars for Jackie Chan and friends, one star for this presentation.
March 16, 2013 Subject:
mashup before the term mashup?
I guess this is more of a greatest hits reel (ok, that was a pun), but it also seems to be a kind of mashup but from the vhs era.
March 14, 2013 Subject:
a "best of" set to music
sometimes the strobing "special effect" lighting is distracting, and at 2 hrs it's best taken in small doses. but it's a lot of fun to watch and at times the music is uncannily in sync w/the action, highlighting the rythym of the fight choreography.